Full Body Mallards

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Re: Full Body Mallards

Postby dakotashooter2 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:51 pm

I've got a couple dozen GHG FBs and about 3 dozen of the shells. stepping back 25-30 yards it's hard to tell the difference. I bought the FBs mainly for flooded field sets but throw out everthing in the fields.
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Re: Full Body Mallards

Postby fishfurlife » Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:07 pm

I have Big Foots and GHG. I like the BF's better then the GHG's. They both work equally as well as the other in my experience. Field hunting mallards comes down to hunting the "X" 9 times out of 10 so decoys are not my number one worry in the duck fields
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Re: Full Body Mallards

Postby dakotashooter2 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:23 am

I think if BF would ditch their stand system they would sell a lot more FB duck decoys.
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Re: Full Body Mallards

Postby Lethal Bird Buster » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:28 am

These are the new GHG pictures that are floating around avery forums
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Re: Full Body Mallards

Postby njonesy_07 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:02 pm

They look smaller than GHG's original FB's, plus darker paint/color scheme :huh: How much do these run?
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Re: Full Body Mallards

Postby 2500hdon37s » Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:35 am

Hard to beat Hardcores at $120 a doz, we have some and love them! very durable and light weight, plus super easy set-up. and you can move them with out having to pick up the stand separate.
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Re: Full Body Mallards

Postby Teddy Sherwood » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:01 pm

njonesy_07 wrote:They look smaller than GHG's original FB's, plus darker paint/color scheme :huh: How much do these run?


Rusty Hallock has been leakin the info for us along with other Avery dudes but so far they are still unsure how much these will run. I to also thin they look a little smaller to but I really like how these ones look compared to the originals.
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Re: Full Body Mallards

Postby younggun_33 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:34 pm

Lethal Bird Buster wrote:These are the new GHG pictures that are floating around avery forums


do you have any more pictures of these?
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Re: Full Body Mallards

Postby Logndog » Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:45 pm

I bought a dozen blue collars this year and love them. I put them next to my GHG's and the blue collars are defiantly my favorites! Plus they are made in the USA!
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Re: Full Body Mallards

Postby tealdog » Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:14 am

dakotashooter2 wrote:I think if BF would ditch their stand system they would sell a lot more FB duck decoys.


amen to that. If you just pop out the 3 screws around the hole you can get a DSD stake to fit perfectly. I know most people hate modifying decoys that they paid for but it works fine and is quite simple.

BF stake system is the worst on the market and I can't believe they ever sold it. That said, in tall stubble, it's great :thumbsup:
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Re: Full Body Mallards

Postby tealdog » Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:15 am

njonesy_07 wrote:They look smaller than GHG's original FB's, plus darker paint/color scheme :huh: How much do these run?


Darker would be better. the originals are brighter than real ducks.
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Re: Full Body Mallards

Postby woodduck31 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:42 am

here are some of the new tanglefree mallards.

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Re: Full Body Mallards

Postby njonesy_07 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:16 am

tealdog wrote:
njonesy_07 wrote:They look smaller than GHG's original FB's, plus darker paint/color scheme :huh: How much do these run?


Darker would be better. the originals are brighter than real ducks.


Really? I like the GHG's (the non-new versions). A full plumage mallard is pretty light colored, has a lot of white/grey and of course the green head, dark chest and tail. I think they look the best of all duck full bodies available, especially with the stakes. I'm planning on flocking my 2 dozen FB mallards this off season. :yes:
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Re: Full Body Mallards

Postby 2500hdon37s » Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:33 am

woodduck31 wrote:here are some of the new tanglefree mallards.
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gosh, those things sit freaking high!
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Re: Full Body Mallards

Postby njonesy_07 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:54 am

2500hdon37s wrote:
woodduck31 wrote:here are some of the new tanglefree mallards.
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gosh, those things sit freaking high!


Yeah they do! I like using the stakes that my GHG's came with over using stands of any sorts....I can get them to be just above the ground and look great with the dangling orange legs :thumbsup:
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Re: Full Body Mallards

Postby woodduck31 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:18 am

I guess you could always use the straight stakes that they also come with to get them closer to the ground.

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Re: Full Body Mallards

Postby terrellwa » Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:36 pm

The Body Language fully flocked and hand painted full bodies can not be outdone by any body. They are simply a work of art and really make the difference on the ducks no matter the time of the season. I don't understand why anybody would by a regular plastic decoy any longer instead of going with a hand flocked and painted decoy from Body Language, they look so much better and are about the same price. If you haven't looked or seen one in hand just get one dozen and it won't be long and your entire spread will be flocked and hand painted by these guys. :thumbsup:
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Re: Full Body Mallards

Postby clint_hay » Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:36 am

Dakota Decoy's FB mallards are awesome!
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Re: Full Body Mallards

Postby Cliner » Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:07 pm

2500hdon37s wrote:
woodduck31 wrote:here are some of the new tanglefree mallards.
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gosh, those things sit freaking high!


And they look like they're on steroids. :huh:
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Re: Full Body Mallards

Postby redsled600 » Wed May 02, 2012 11:17 pm

IMO GHG are they way to go but if you do your homework and hunt where the ducks want to be and put out enough GHG fullbodies or shells you should be killing birds. Just the realistic look of any field duck decoy gives the added safety factor for birds, basically fullbodies will get the ducks close. Us hunters then just have to finish with birds on the ground :thumbsup:
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Re: Full Body Mallards

Postby Doyle Tobel » Mon May 07, 2012 10:47 am

If you can find them the original Hardcores are the best I have hunted over. The paint held up great and the paint has a nice flat finish and i like the fact you have two stands to choose from. I also like the Dakotas but if you want to best and have the coin BCD are the best I have seen in hand.
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Re: Full Body Mallards

Postby goosehunter64 » Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:53 pm

I use GHG
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Re: Full Body Mallards

Postby 2500hdon37s » Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:34 pm

redsled600 wrote:IMO GHG are they way to go but if you do your homework and hunt where the ducks want to be and put out enough GHG fullbodies or shells you should be killing birds. Just the realistic look of any field duck decoy gives the added safety factor for birds, basically fullbodies will get the ducks close. Us hunters then just have to finish with birds on the ground :thumbsup:

you havent seen the Dakota full body ducks in person have you?

I just got some of the dakota FB mallards and they are great! they have the best flocking of any decoy I have ever felt and seen! they also have the least shine of any FB duck decoy i've seen. a tiny bit large but they sit perfect on the stands, just the right amount of movement, and nice poses.

I still like hard cores for price and they're durable but the Dakota's are just that much nicer!
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Re: Full Body Mallards

Postby mayhem96 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:26 pm

goosehunter64 wrote:I use GHG


Good man :thumbsup: :grooving:
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Re: Full Body Mallards

Postby goosehunter64 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:02 pm

mayhem96 wrote:
goosehunter64 wrote:I use GHG


Good man :thumbsup: :grooving:

That's all I use in Floaters as well :biggrin:
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